Title:  Strategic Sourcing Manager

Closing Date:  1 March 2023


Gaborone, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

To develop and implement sourcing strategies for mission critical commodities through collaboration with leadershio at the Corporate Centre and Operations. Accuntable for the pro-active development and management of relatinships with strategic suppliers and internal stakeholders to drive Total Cost of Ownership benefits.

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the development and implementation of the mining strategy to meet the operation’s medium and long term plans
  • Manages and controls allocated timing and operates within approved parameters
  • Analyses the section’s financial needs to develop a budget and ensure sufficient financial resources to meet business needs
  • Develops Business Cases and cost/benefit analyses for key strategic commodities; drives / oversees the development of fact based commodity strategies and subsequent plans for a group of categories; challenges the status quo in pursuit of optimal value
  • Lobbies for Executive Support and buy-in for relevant category initiatives; facilitate decision making by effectively communicating complex information to executive stakeholders. Identifies and engages with Sponsors of strategic commodities
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key engineering, project, OEM and consulting (including EPCM) stakeholders and partners to ensure achievement of A&I engineering objectives and overall project objectives
  • Assembles and leads cross-functional teams for key categories, driving the improvement of team effectiveness to achieve category strategy objectives
  • Manages the data collection and analyses activities to support the strategic sourcing execution; utilizes advanced trend and spend analysis tools to draw inferences, anticipate, consolidate demand, spend and market patterns
  • Monitors and reports on sourcing metrics; provides an accurate view of customer satisfaction and supplier performance/compliance for significant group of spend categories
  • Develops and maintains appropriate negotiation strategies specific to the key categories
  • Monitors and manages benefits accruing to Debswana and the Anglo Group of Companies from Strategic Sourcing and records savings; maintaining the pipeline for savings and tracking of the attainment thereof
  • Manages a team of Sourcing Specialists subordinates’ key effectiveness areas by setting, monitoring and reviewing performance and taking remedial action as necessary
  • Provides line management supervision and coaching support, including addressing training requirements and conducting performance assessments
  • Implements sectional talent management initiatives by ensuring the right competence and effectiveness of manpower (capacity building) through developing and implementing career, localisation/succession, training and development plans.
  • Provides input in the development implementation and review of supply chain policies and procedures; Manages the implementation of and adherence to legal and internal control principles/requirements in area of responsibility
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  • Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or Commerce or Equivalent


  • 8 years post qualification experience in a supply chain management of which 4 years should have been in Strategic Sourcing
  • Sound knowledge of Contract Management and a working knowledge of legal contracts and International Trade Terms

Technical Competencies

  • Strategic Business Planning
  • Strategy Formulation and Value Creation
  • Business Case Evaluation
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Managing Complex Cross Functional Business Relationships

Behavioral Competencies

  • Business Acumen
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Planning, Coordination and Execution
  • Change Leadership
  • Impact & Influence
  • Innovation
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Service Orientation
  • Developing Others
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
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Closing Date : 1 March 2023

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

Fixed Term Contract